Archinect - News 2014-04-20T17:24:08-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/94271757/diji-lab-investigates-the-future-of-flood-damage-control-with-bim-and-digital-design diji-lab investigates the future of flood-damage control with BIM and digital design Justine Testado 2014-02-24T18:47:00-05:00 >2014-02-27T14:18:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7votvrrmz9jfno6m.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With strange weather patterns becoming the norm, who knows when or where the next natural disaster will strike and affect local neighborhoods. And architects are trying to work with nature to find effective and economic solutions in disaster rebuilding. Some of those architects include Ida D.K. Tam, Runsheng Lin, and Julia&nbsp;Pascutto of the <a href="http://www.diji-lab.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">diji-lab</a> team, a Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digital design consultancy in New York City.<br><br>Studied in the context of New Orleans, "Reversed Tributary Housing System" is diji-lab's ongoing research project that integrates BIM, digital simulation technology, and natural systems in an effort to mediate floodwater damage.</p><p>Keep reading for a more detailed summary of the project:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n5/n594n1msr5ybtjii.jpg"><br>"Owing to the inseparable links between nature, performance and efficiency, it is time that digital simulation, building information modeling technologies and natural systems play larger roles in design and construction.</p><p><em>Reversed tributary housing system</em> is an ecological ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/78286760/the-alaskan-village-set-to-disappear-under-water-in-a-decade The Alaskan village set to disappear under water in a decade Archinect 2013-07-30T12:18:00-04:00 >2013-07-30T13:08:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/08fdf1b5c82522ceb8cba8bda0b0bc9d.jpg" width="514" height="265" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Almost no one in America has heard of the Alaskan village of Kivalina. It clings to a narrow spit of sand on the edge of the Bering Sea, far too small to feature on maps of Alaska, never mind the United States. Which is perhaps just as well, because within a decade Kivalina is likely to be under water. Gone, forever. Remembered - if at all - as the birthplace of America's first climate change refugees.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/64828361/will-biomimcry-offer-a-way-forward-post-sandy Will Biomimcry Offer a Way Forward, Post-Sandy? Archinect 2013-01-04T18:25:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:21:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0n39n38jbvdfq5l.jpg" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy begin drafting plans for reconstruction, some progressive architects and urban planners have been pointing out that the emerging science of biomimicry offers a way forward. The notion is that the next generation of waterfront designs could draw inspiration from the intricate ways that plants and animals have adapted to their situations over hundreds of millions of years.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55006857/architecture-for-humanity-launches-philippines-floods-response-program-for-long-term-disaster-mitigation Architecture for Humanity Launches Philippines Floods Response Program for Long-Term Disaster Mitigation Archinect 2012-08-09T18:01:00-04:00 >2012-08-13T18:21:19-04:00 <em><p>On August 6, the Tropical Storm Haikui brought two days of heavy rains that caused massive flooding and landslides throughout the capital city of Manila in the Philippines. Over 800,000 people were evacuated from their homes and 250,000 people have moved into emergency shelters. [...] Architecture for Humanity is committed to helping communities in Manila rebuild and prevent future disasters. We need your help.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/35549542/questioning-catastrophe QUESTIONING CATASTROPHE Archinect 2012-01-23T20:24:00-05:00 >2012-01-24T02:20:17-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1ebf3e9098f9a448e87c593070feda0.jpg" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Human beings and their communities are fragile because they are sustainable only within a narrow range of conditions and possibilities. It is the main task of architecture to maintain this range or to create it where it has not existed before. To some extent it is also architecture&rsquo;s responsibility to expand this range when people require it not only for survival but also to flourish within the demands of change brought on by catastrophic events such as earthquake and tsunami.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>